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Netizens applaud Myanmar market over social distancing

Apr 21. 2020
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Facebook user Jain Weraphong’s post of pictures of a fresh market in Myanmar employing the social distancing practice has come in for praise.

Pictures show the ground marked with paint to separate each seller as well as allow space for shoppers to safely browse products while maintaining a distance of 1-2 metres as suggested by the World Health Organisation.

The post has become an Internet hit, with thousands of likes and shares, while many commented that every government should copy this approach.

Myanmar has 119 confirmed Covid-19 cases and five deaths (as of April 20), the second lowest in Southeast Asia after Laos (19 cases).

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